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Suspected gunman barricaded in LA shop

Suspected gunman barricaded in LA shop

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police sealed off the area around the supermarket Los Angeles police have surrounded a supermarket where a suspect barricaded himself, with US media saying it is a possible hostage situation. “There is still an active police incident at the #TraderJoes,” LAPD police tweeted, urging the public to stay clear of […]

'Trade war a reality', French finance minister warns

'Trade war a reality', French finance minister warns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Trump administration says protecting America’s steel and aluminium producers is a matter of national security A trade war is now a reality, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has warned as G20 ministers gather for a summit in Argentina. The current US trade policy of imposing unilateral tariffs […]

Austria ditches Turkish language driving theory tests

Austria ditches Turkish language driving theory tests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Candidates will still be able to take the examination in English, Croatian and Slovene Learner drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their theory test in the Turkish language, the transport ministry says. A minority of prospective drivers take the test in Turkish, but it reportedly […]

India scraps tampon tax after campaign

India scraps tampon tax after campaign

Image copyright AFP Image caption The introduction of the 12% “blood tax” sparked protests across India India has scrapped its 12% tax on all sanitary products following months of campaigning by activists. The announcement comes a year after the government introduced the tax, known as GST, on all goods – including the 12% duty on […]

Fiat Chrysler replaces CEO Sergio Marchionne for health reasons

Fiat Chrysler replaces CEO Sergio Marchionne for health reasons

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sergio Marchionne has led Fiat Chrysler for more than a decade The long-time chief executive of carmaker Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, has been replaced due to ill health. His health worsened in recent days after he suffered complications from surgery on his right shoulder. Mr Marchionne, 66, has led the […]

Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa appeals for racial unity ahead of election

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmerson Mnangagwa is favourite to win the presidential election on 30 July Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for racial unity ahead of landmark elections, telling white farmers their lands will not be taken. Former President Robert Mugabe’s government supported the seizure of hundreds of white-owned farms which they saw […]

Trump attacks Michael Cohen over 'Playboy model payment tape'

Trump attacks Michael Cohen over 'Playboy model payment tape'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president has said that Mr Cohen is no longer his personal lawyer President Donald Trump has condemned his former lawyer Michael Cohen amid US media reports that he secretly recorded Mr Trump discussing payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The tapes were reportedly discovered during an FBI […]

Ethiopian 'prophet' arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Ethiopian 'prophet' arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The family gave their permission after hearing the man tell the story of Lazarus An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life. Getayawkal Ayele had tried to revive the corpse of Belay Biftu by lying on top of […]

Elon Musk's farting unicorn fight settled

Elon Musk's farting unicorn fight settled

Image copyright Elon Musk Image caption Elon Musk tweeted a picture of Tom Edwards’ mug in February 2017 Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without permission. Tom Edwards did not specify what exactly had been agreed – saying only that […]

Pablo Casado: Spain's conservative Popular Party elects new leader

Pablo Casado: Spain's conservative Popular Party elects new leader

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pablo Casado wants to lower income and corporation taxes for Spaniards Spain’s opposition Popular Party (PP) has chosen right-wing congressman Pablo Casado as its new leader. He replaces former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who was ousted in a no-confidence vote last month. Mr Casado, 37, has taken a hardline stance […]

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